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Polygonum careyi (Carey's smartweed)
Smith, R.W.

Polygonum careyi

Polygonum careyi Olney

Carey's Smartweed

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Synonym(s): Persicaria careyi

USDA Symbol: POCA8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: CT , DE , FL , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VT , WI
Canada: NB

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Polygonum careyi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygonum careyi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polygonum careyi


Record Modified: 2015-05-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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